HIF members now have more choice and access to care for non-life-threatening injuries or illnesses with the opening of a sixth St John Urgent Care centre in Osborne Park. The centre is located at 435 Scarborough Beach Road in Osborne Park, Western Australia.
St John Urgent Care centres are designed to take some of the pressure off the public hospital system by treating injuries and illnesses that are urgent but don’t require a trip to the emergency department.
HIF announced a partnership with St John Urgent Care centres in 2021 to help close the gap to accessible healthcare services.
Through the partnership, HIF covers the cost of members’ urgent care consultations at St John Urgent Care centres, which are also located in Midland, Joondalup, Cannington, Armadale and Cockburn.
HIF CEO Justin James said the announcement St John was opening a sixth centre was great news for members.
“We know the public hospital system is under pressure,” Mr James said. “We support any access to urgent care after hours, especially if it means members don’t have to visit the emergency department if they don’t need to.”
St John Urgent Care centres are open seven days a week and offer medical treatment for walk-in patients with non-life-threatening injuries or illnesses, such as sprains, broken bones, mild cuts and more.
Each centre is staffed by a team of skilled doctors and nurses offering high-quality, immediate health care services, as well as a safe alternate care pathway for unscheduled medical care in Perth.
When to visit an Urgent Care centre
Urgent Care centres are for urgent, non-life-threatening injuries or illnesses such as:
- Possible sprains or broken bones
- Cuts that need stitches or glue
- Sports injuries
- Minor eye and ear problems
- Minor burns and scalds
- Insect and animal bites
In case of emergency, we always recommend that you attend an emergency department immediately or call triple zero (000).
When to call triple zero (000)
You should call triple zero (000) if you or someone else is unconscious or unresponsive or experiencing the following symptoms:
- Chest pain or tightness
- Breathing difficulties
- Uncontrollable bleeding
- Severe burns
- Numbness or paralysis
- A life-threatening injury
- On-going fever in infants
If you are unsure, call triple zero (000) and have the situation assessed.
For all locations and more information, please visit our St John Urgent Care page.